We’re upgrading the Shepparton Line to deliver modern VLocity trains and nine return weekday services to Shepparton. Thanks for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we're doing

Stage 2 and 3 of the Shepparton Line Upgrade during September while trains aren’t running on the Shepparton Line.

There will be 24-hour works to complete critical trenching, boring and pipe installation at various locations along the rail line between Donnybrook and Seymour and new signalling technology will be installed at level crossings.

Work to extend the crossing loop at Murchison East will also take place along the rail line between Pretty John Road and Duggans Road, including earthworks, drainage and signalling works, as well as removing some of the existing track.

What to be aware of

There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers near the rail line day and night. You may notice an increase in noise, dust and light while these works are taking place.

Plan your journey

Coaches replace trains on the Shepparton Line between Southern Cross, Seymour and Shepparton from 4 to 12 September. More information and to plan your journey visit the V/Line website.

Works are ramping up along the line

Construction is underway on upgrades to the line between Donnybrook and Shepparton as part of Stage 2 of the Shepparton Line Upgrade.

Crews have been busy with site investigations including surveying, geotechnical drilling and service location, vegetation removal and approximately 30kms of trenching and boring already undertaken for the installation of new cabling route for level crossing upgrades.

We have established site compounds in Seymour, Murchison East and Shepparton in recent months, as well as temporary construction areas along the rail line.

Trenching, boring and pipe installation works for level crossing upgrades will continue along the line throughout September.

In Shepparton, we will begin works at the site of the new stabling facility on Grahamvale Road and clear the way for new buildings and track.

Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build

The Shepparton Line Upgrade has been designated a critical state infrastructure project under the latest restrictions. Work is continuing safely with strict COVIDSafe plans in place and we’ll continue to comply with all directions from the Chief Health Officer.

We are managing the number of staff attending our worksites, as well as implementing preventative measures to ensure community safety.

Safety measures across the site include temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing. For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Works notification

Download the Shepparton Line Upgrade September 2021 works notification (PDF, 169.0 KB).

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